I noticed this in one of the stickies above, but somehow I have a feeling that people don’t like to read those. I’m not that great of a player, but I just wanted to point this out since it’s so important, and because this is also a tip that applies to all walks in life:
Never overlook the importance of properly learning and maintaining solid fundamentals.
I am sure that many will agree that in fighting games, the most fundamental of fundamentals is execution. If your execution sucks, even if you advance your matchup knowledge, you won’t be at your best potential, and your sloppiness will become more and more apparent as you try to reach for higher levels of performance.
and when you are learning more complex combos, never overlook the value of still keeping it basic when you learn: break down complex combos into a series of shorter movements before stringing them together and to learn not to be cocky and say “ok, time to put it together” so quickly. And even when you finally get a firm grip, never forget to dedicate some time to maintaining it.
Just wanted to point this out because I know some starting players that keep playing and hope to get better. while it’s obvious to everyone that execution is important, it’s clear that hasn’t translated into seriously trying to improve it for some players.